Philippines’ Alex Eala wraps up US Open Junior Tennis journey in doubles Top 4

Alex Eala Junior Tennis
Alex Eala at the US Open. Photo USTA

The Philippines’ teen tennis champion Alexandra “Alex” Eala wrapped up her strong performance at the US Open Junior Tennis Championships reaching the Top 4 teams of the Girls’ Doubles.

The 16-year-old Alex Eala and 17-year-old Hanne Vandewinkel of Belgium partnered in their US Open Juniors semifinal match on September 10 (September 11 PST) against USA’s Elvina Kaileva and Reese Brantmeier, 7-5, 2-6, 7-10.

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The No. 6 seed Filipino-Belgian tandem earlier defeated another American pair, Elizabeth Colema and Madison Sieg, in the quarterfinal match, 6-1, 6-7, 10-7, to reach the semifinals.

The World No. 2 ranking Filipino netter also earlier wrapped up her Girls’ Singles run in the final 8 quarterfinals after bowing out to Swiss champion Sebastianna Scilipot.

Alex Eala already has two Grand Slam Girls’ Doubles championship titles to her name – the 2020 Australian Open and 2021 French Open.

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